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Alexandria VA Dentist Blog

Dr. Mazhari Smile Success Stories: Smile Makeovers

Patients looking to dramatically improve both the appearance and function of their smile, can achieve their goal with Dr. Mazhari with a smile makeover. A smile makeover can include a number of both cosmetic and restorative treatments that address problems…

Dr. Mazhari Smile Success Stories: Lumineers

Many patients come to our office unhappy with certain aspects or with appearance of their smile. Whether they have deeply stained teeth, chips in one or more teeth, or gaps in their smile that affect their appearance, patients desire with…

What Can You Eat After a Root Canal?

Getting a root canal allows you to save your natural tooth to avoid getting a replacement. Whether due to trauma or decay, a root canal procedure will be similar to getting a filling and you’ll need to follow your dentist’s instructions for…

Dr. Mazhari Smile Success Stories: Root Canal Therapy

At Alexandria Dental Health & Smile Studio, we find that many patients have misconceptions surrounding root canal therapy. Why patients need root canal therapy, what symptoms it can resolve, and what the procedure is actually like, are all questions that…

What Is The Potential Long Term Impact of Bruxism?

Bruxism is a condition in which you grind your teeth, whether knowingly or unknowingly. For most people, bruxism happens during sleep and they’re not even aware that they have this harmful habit. For others, bruxism happens during times of stress while awake,…

How Is Snacking Impacting Your Oral Health?

Having snacks throughout the day is a very normal habit that most people engage in. However, if you’re snacking constantly, this practice could be harming your smile more than you think. While eating, your mouth produces saliva to help you chew…

Can Menopause Impact Dental Health?

Menopause is the start of hormone changes that end a woman’s menstrual cycle and her fertility. Menopause can begin as early as the 40s, although the specific age that menopause happens will vary from woman to woman. Hormone changes—namely decreasing estrogen—in the…

Are Lumineers or Porcelain Veneers the Better Choice for Your Smile?

Lumineers and porcelain veneers are very similar cosmetic choices for your smile. Porcelain veneers are made of a durable ceramic material that’s thin yet provides a strong, attractive solution to tooth appearance that may be impacted by chips, stains, or unusually shaped…

How does a smile measure up? What are the metrics?

In this case patient presented with unsightly old dental restorations and gum recession leading to dark gaps between teeth and between teeth and gums (more technically called black triangles) .Patient came in to see Dr. Mazhari for a general check-up…